Top Free Antivirus for Windows (2018)

Here are my personal opinions for these searching for a good free antivirus:

Avira Free Antivirus (Publisher: Avira) This is the best free antivirus. It has one of the best virus detection database and heuristic engine. It works on Windows 7 or later. The only problem is it sometimes displays advertisement.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (Publisher: Bitdefender) Easy to use. Good virus detection. But it doesn’t allow user to change advanced settings.

Panda Free Antivirus (Publisher: Panda) Although it received good results for virus detection on some surveys, I personally experienced that it can’t detect some obvious infected files.

Avast Free Antivirus (Publisher: Avast) It is the only choice for Windows Vista users. But its protection is not successful.

AVG (Publisher: Avast) Not so different than Avast.

Kaspersky Free (Publisher: Kaspersky Lab) Seems OK, but not recommended for old and slow computers.

 

Best Disc Burning Software for Windows (2018)

At the end of the year, let’s evaluate CD-DVD-Bluray burning programs.

 

Nero Burning ROM 2019

Publisher: Nero

  • Rip: If you need your audio CDs and individual music tracks as files on your PC, smartphone or MP3 player, you can convert them to the exact format you need in no time at all!
  • Copy: Would you like to share your movies and have your favorite hits ready to play in the car and living room too?
  • Burn: You don’t need anything other than the industry’s top specialist solution for burning all disc types, whether you want to immortalize your favorite memories on CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc.
  • Protect: When it comes to security, you’ll be up there with the pros – with SecurDisc 4.0 technology, your files are in the safest of hands.

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Simplewall: Simple but Powerful Firewall Software

At the ancient times of Windows 98, I personally used Signal9 Conseal Private Desktop which was a very simple firewall software. You could block everything, allow everything or select each software when it try to reach internet.

McAfee bought Signal9, used its core engine and published a new product: McAfee Personal Firewall. But it was big and slow for that time. After a while, Windows XP came up with new Winsock background. Thus Conseal Private Desktop was not working any more on new systems. Many years have passed away, many firewall applications entered to the market. But they were either big or lacked of features.

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